Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Aria: 'Schafe können sicher weiden' (No.9)

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For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2013/2/22)

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Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (trumpet)
Performers 1. Jeffrey Campbell (organ)
2. Aline Letendre (organ)
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Lekro (2014/9/29)

Performer Pages Martha Goldstein (piano)
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From an album of Bach transcriptions on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

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The piano used was the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand at the University of Washington.
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Keanur (2015/5/5)

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Misc. Notes Best known in the US as "Sheep may safely graze".
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Peter (2007/1/19)

Editor Paul Waldersee (1831-1906)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 29 (pp.1-42)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1881. Plate B.W. XXIX.
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Perlnerd666 (2008/10/12)

Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848-1924)
Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.[1713-16].
Reprinted Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.
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For Piano (Lipatti)

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Jujimufu (2007/7/19)

Arranger Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950)
Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Schott & Co., 1953. Plate S. & Co. 5747.
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9. Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden
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Aria: 'Jagen ist die Lust der Götter' (No.2)

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Aria: 'Willst du dich nicht mehr ergetzen' (No.4)

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Recitative: 'Ich liebe dich zwar noch!' (No.5)

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Recitative: 'Ich, der ich sonst ein Gott' (No.6)

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Recitative: 'Soll dann der Pales Opfer hier das letzte sein?' (No.8)

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Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden (No.9)

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For 4 Accordions (De Bra)

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Pauldebra (2015/12/22)

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Michrond (2013/3/10)

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Arranger Egon Petri (1881-1962)
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1944. Plate PIB-57.
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Recitative: 'So stimmt mit ein' (No.10)

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Chorus: Lebe, Sonne dieser Erden (No.11)

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Aria: 'Entzucket uns beide, ihr Strahlen der Freude' (No.12)

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Aria: 'Weil die wollenreichen Heerden' (No.13)

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General Information

Work Title Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd
Alternative. Title Jagdkantate ; Hunt Cantata
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 208 ; BC G 1, 3, 27 ; (BWV 208a)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 689
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 movements:
  1. Recitative (Diana): Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!
  2. Aria (Diana): Jagen ist die Lust der Götter
  3. Recitative (Endymion): Wie, schönste Göttin? wie?
  4. Aria (Endymion): Willst du dich nicht mehr ergetzen
  5. Recitative (Diana): Ich liebe dich zwar noch!
  6. Recitative (Pan): Ich, der ich sonst ein Gott
  7. Aria (Pan): Ein Fürst ist seines Landes Pan
  8. Recitative (Pales): Soll dann der Pales Opfer hier das letzte sein?
  9. Aria (Pales): Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
  10. Recitative (Diana): So stimmt mit ein
  11. Chorus: Lebe, Sonne dieser Erden
  12. Aria (Diana, Endymion): Entzucket uns beide, ihr Strahlen der Freude
  13. Aria (Pales, Endymion): Weil die wollenreichen Heerden
  14. Aria (Pan): Ihr Felder und Auen
  15. Chorus: Ihr lieblichste Blicke, ihr freudige Stunden
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1713 in Weimar
First Performance. 1713-02-23 in Weißenfels (1st Performance)
1716-02-23 in Weimar? (2nd Performance)
1742 in Leipzig (3rd Performance)
First Publication. 1881
Librettist Salomo Franck (1659-1725)
Language German
Dedication For the 31st Birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels (1st Version)
For the Birthday of Duke August of Weimar (2nd Version)
For the nameday of the Saxon elector, Friedrich August II (3rd Version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
Diana (soprano)
Pales (soprano)
Endymion (tenor)
Pan (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SSTB)
Orchestra
2 recorders, 2 oboes, taille, bassoon
2-3 horns (corni di caccia), strings, continuo
Primary Sources Bach Digital (1st version, BC G 1)
Bach Digital (2nd version, BC G 3)
Bach Digital (3rd version, BWV 208a)
External Links Wikipedia article
Bach-Cantatas.com
Extra Information Versions, performance history, etc.

Misc. Comments

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach